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Ever said something you've regretted on the internet? Seen somebody make an arse of themselves? Know somebody who posts first and asks questions later? Dob them in to us, the internet police. (We last did this five years ago before Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook really took off, so now's the time for an update)

Thanks to Benny Blanco from the Bronx for the suggestion

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 15:00)
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pretend girlfriend exposed
Honestly, 6 years later I am still cringing about this.

Over several years I spent more and more time writing long self promotional instructional posts on all areas of self improvement.

For one of these posts I decided to model the mindset of a girl at work that I had a crush on. She had previously been a successful rower at a very high level. I wrote a great motivational piece based on the things she had told me that had driven her.

Only I made the mistake of pretending in the post that she was my girlfriend (she had previously turned my advances down cold). I wrote line after line about our relationship, physical and mental.

Anyway. When I discovered facebook I made the foolish decision to post some of my greatest articles as 'notes'

When I walked into the office the next day every single face was grinning at me, apart from this girl who was sitting looking mortified.

Yeah, everyone had read the 'note' and since olympic rowers aren't very common they rightly assumed I was talking about her. Only she of course strongly objected to the idea that we had ever been intimate and made it clear that the very thought made her sick.

It was the most humiliating thing I have ever experienced
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 17:38, 10 replies)
To notch failing here.
Well done. You massive fucking bell end.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 17:49, closed)
For once I agree with the good doctor.
Massive bell-endery followed by an attempt to carry it off on facebook followed by mentioning it on/qotw.
Never has the word "fail" been so appropriate.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 20:15, closed)
Yep these.
Although I consider adding colleagues on facebook a strange thing to do even if you're not going to make up sex lies.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 20:19, closed)
I've added the fit bird from where I used to work
but no-one from my current. That'd be crazy.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 9:23, closed)
This is painfully honest
Prepare for weapons-grade taunting.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 18:12, closed)
You done fucked up there, boy.

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 18:16, closed)
I sincerely hope you were fired.

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 18:28, closed)
This is why one should not take advice from "seduction gurus".
Most are lying virgins with made-up girlfriends. The rest being sleazy con-artists for whom every sexual encounter is bordering on date-rape.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 19:15, closed)
So you're suggesting Gonz should write a book?

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 19:22, closed)
I thought it was mandatory for prolific posters to do so?

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 19:25, closed)
This is how a pretend girlfriend story should be -
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:05, closed)
^Haha that's brilliant!...

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 11:51, closed)
Oof, fucking hell.

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 16:49, closed)

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